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Fenn Children still fighting for their lives

By Karen Cohilas - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Two children from Albany are still fighting for their lives after being badly burned in a house fire. This is a picture of little Jeremiah Fenn who is now in critical condition in the Burn Center in Augusta.

We learned Friday that 3-year old Jeremiah tried to save his little sister Ja'el when the flash fire erupted at their home. On Friday, doctors were considering major surgeries for the little boy.

His father is a police officer at the Marine Base, and friends in law enforcement are planning fundraisers to help the family with their medical expenses.

Family member Estella Fenn said, "Junior was actually protecting Ja'el, cause he's very protective of his sister, so he was covering her so he was over Ja'el because she couldn't ever see Ja'el. He was on fire, but he was covering his sister."

Sgt. James Vick with the Leesburg Police Department said,  "When it's one of your own, it kind of touches your heart personally and we just want to do anything we can to support him in his crisis right now. Him and his wife, and especially the children." 

You can help the Fenn family by having your car washed by public safety officials in Leesburg tomorrow or by dropping off a donation. Just go to Lee Auto next to the Hardee's in Leesburg. It starts at eight Saturday morning (August 1) and will last as long as people come by.

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